Speedskating: Sablíková takes silver at world championships

Speedskater Martina Sáblíková finished second in the 3,000-metre race at the world championships in Sochi on Thursday. The 25-year-old Czech athlete, who was defending gold medal on the track from the previous world championships, came in some two seconds after the winner, Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands. Martina Sáblíková, who has won nine world speedskating titles, is a strong favourite for the 5,000-metre event scheduled for Saturday.

Author: Jan Richter